It's witches witches everywhere! I finished up a few ATCs for my swap at The Great ATC Witch Swap. I also made holders for them which is something I started doing for all my ATCs.
When my cable and internet went out the other day I popped in a dvd of one of my favorite witchy shows. Do you remember the series The Worst Witch? It was based on the books by Jill Murphy and is believed by many to be the predecesor to Harry Potter. It's about a magical school (in an old castle) for young girls/witches. Sounds a little familiar?
The original pilot movie starred Fairuza Balk who went on to star in the movie 'The Craft'. And the series version starred a young girl named Georgina Sheridan. The series went on for several seasons and was filmed in Canada.
My favorite part was actually the set. I love the cozy look of the ageing English castle (I guess they're all ageing!) and the staff room was my favorite in particular. It was obviously a set and nothing like the grand scale that Hogwarts is in but it had a charm to it and I always thought it would be enchanting to be a teacher there. I personaly relate to Miss Bat the best. It's also been said that the Potions Mistress, Miss Hardbroom, might have been JK Rowling's inspiration for Pf. Snape.
There are loads of videos on YouTube if you search and some of the episodes are available on dvd. Here's the intro with the cute little song that I actually know by heart and will sing whilst doing a rare bit of housework every now and then.